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SG, you can buy roasted parsnips and they are lovely.

Shall I bring me own knife and fork? Got me own condiment set.

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Home alone tea ........ Dinner for one .... Me favourite   

We don't carry HP! The middle toast topping was a slice of hot & spicy cheddar & few splashes of Lea & Perrins, we never got free school dinners & my Mam could not pay for them, s

Love parsnips in any form but we cant get them here. One year after a visit to Nottingham i brought back 2 packs of parsnip seeds. Lovingly sowed them and watered them, protected them and the ::::::::::mice ate the seeds.

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I've  just eaten my lunch mozzarella and tomato with a glass of Barbera. 

Nothing spectacular about that but after all these lockdowns and preparing meals that I'd got out of habit doing, I'm on my own and its heaven. Eat what I want when I want and take as much time as I want. Husband gone back to work as restaurants are now open. So when the cats away........ Not really but it makes a lovely change. Shame the bottle is empty. There was only a glassful left. But it was good.

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Have those with my Sunday dinners BK special treat. Don’t like stews or casseroles without parsnips in them either.

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I like to eat Parsnip and Turnip raw, in fact i prefer most vegetables raw, except potatoes.

I think parsnip in a stew overpowers the taste of the other veggies.

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On 4/26/2021 at 9:42 AM, Stavertongirl said:

Tonight I am going to have my favourite meal ... egg and chips (crinkle cut), tomato sauce (Heinz) with bread and butter and a cup of tea. Heaven. The only thing that would make it better would be some parsnip chips in with the potato ones but as I don’t own a chip pan will have to make do with potato ones only.
Simple I know but sooooo tasty:biggrin:

I've always loved egg(s) and chips. I agree crinkle cut chips are the best. Sausages are a tasty addition and HP sauce is a must.

The late Beatle George Harrison was a big fan of egg and chips too and used to complain that they were hard to get in the posh hotels they stayed in when the band became superstars.

I don't know what it is about crinkle cut chips that make them so much more delicious than straight cut ones.

In the early sixties most Saturdays when Notts were playing at home my dad would take the family for lunch in The Elizabethan restaurant on the top floor of the big Co-Op on Parliament St. The chips they served there were crinkle cut and I think that's when I got into them.

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There is only one way to eat egg and chips, and that is with mushy peas and GRAVY. Heaven on Earth with a slice of bread and butter to dab up. End of !

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Gravy... with fried egg.... disgusting.... no wonder they banished you darn sarf....

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I'm a big fan of mushy peas too but have never tried them with egg and chips.
Fish (cod or haddock), chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce are a regular Friday or Saturday night favourite in our house.

When I moved from Elstree Drive to Russell Rd in the summer of 1961 I was well chuffed to discover a choice of chippies on Berridge Road. In Elstree Drive the nearest chippie was on Radford Bridge Rd and with no car in the family we rarely had fish and chips and when we did they were usually cold. My mum would warm them up in the oven (no microwaves in the 1950s) but they never tasted as good as when they were fresh.

After we moved I think I had a 4d mix of chips and mushy peas whenever I could for at least 6 months until the novelty wore off lol.

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Come off it Brew ! You've never lived if you ain't tried egg chips wiv gravy. Trust me, I would never deliberately lead you off the straight and narrer. Tell ya what, try it and if ya don't like it, I'll give you ya money back.

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Tried it at a friends house as a kid......................................................... DISGUSTING I tell yer

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In that case dear friend, I'll just plead insanity and trust in your forgiveness.

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Mondays was always bubble and squeak from Sundays left overs. Fried egg on top if we had any!  Loads of pepper and brown sauce with bread and butter. Still love the taste of it now.

 

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12 hours ago, Beekay said:

Come off it Brew ! You've never lived if you ain't tried egg chips wiv gravy. Trust me, I would never deliberately lead you off the straight and narrer. Tell ya what, try it and if ya don't like it, I'll give you ya money back.

I have nothing planned for today's lunch so I will serve egg chips and gravy. Maybe putting the gravy in a separate bowl to dip the chips in or is that cheating, if my next post comes from a hospital bed.....I shall find you and extract retribution.

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Since living in Italy my eating habits have changed. Sunday roast as in England doesnt exist. Its called roast but not in the english sense. The "roast" is cooked in Barbera wine for many hours until tender. The juices and "gravy" is made into a sauce to accompany tagliatelle. ( hence tagliolin con sugo d'arrosto)

A typical sunday lunch here is usually 5-6 starters, 2 pasta dishes or/and rice, a main course of beef, rabbit, chicken, guinea fowl or veal and 2 sweets one usually being fruit.

After that you dont want anything else to eat but many go out and eat a pizza. That is typical of a Piemontese Sunday lunch, we just sometimes have a plate of pasta or just an ordinary meat or chicken dish and fruit.

In the case of eating at a typical Piemontese restaurant the serving staff pass round after each course offering you seconds.:hungr:

 I used to love going out for sunday lunch to eat like that but can't do it now. The food is very good and the region has plenty of tourists looking for the food that has a good reputation but saying that most restaurants have the same things although different interpretations.

I love English food but dont think I could eat many strange combinations. May be to the English our food may seem strange but as the saying goes " don't knock it til you've tried it"

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Gem, good morning. If you do decide to experiment then the gravy should be on your plate. That way the egg gets it share. Don't forget a slice of bread and butter for dabbing up. Or better still, a chip sarnie dipped in egg yolk. Bon appetite mon Cherie.

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Nonna,

 

your eating habits sound delightful. I don't knock it but would enjoy that particular menu with relish. Not the relish, relish!

 

I've always enjoyed far-eastern and continental dishes. We have a fairly local restaurant specialising in |French cuisine, really missing it during lock-down. 

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